Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource Development Program Grants, 23290 [2013-09164]

Download as PDF 23290 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2013 / Notices Dated: April 8, 2013. Ivan DeLoatch, Executive Director, Federal Geographic Data Committee. [FR Doc. 2013–09089 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [DR.5B813.IA001113] Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource Development Program Grants Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of information for grants under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Energy and Mineral Development Program, authorized by OMB Control Number 1076–0174. This information collection expires April 30, 2013. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before May 20, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395–5806 or you may send an email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your comments to Division of Energy and Mineral Development, Dawn Charging, Senior Policy Analyst, 13922 Denver West Parkway, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80401. Email: dawn.charging@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Energy and Mineral Development, Dawn Charging, Senior Policy Analyst, 13922 Denver West Parkway, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80401. Email: dawn.charging@bia.gov, or phone: 720–407–0652. You may review the information collection request online at http:// www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB. sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The Energy Policy Act of 2005, 25 U.S.C. 3502(a)(2)(B) authorizes the VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:54 Apr 17, 2013 Jkt 229001 Secretary of the Interior to provide grants to assist Indian tribes in the development of energy resources and further the goal of Indian selfdetermination. The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) administers and manages the energy resource development grant program under the Energy and Minerals Development Program (EMDP). Congress may appropriate funds to EMDP on a year-to-year basis. When funding is available, IEED may solicit proposals for energy resource development projects from Indian tribes and tribal energy resource development organizations for use in carrying out projects to promote the integration of energy resources, and to process, use or develop those energy resources on Indian land. The projects may be in the areas of exploration, assessment, development, feasibility, or market studies. Indian tribes that would like to apply for an EMDP grant must submit an application that includes certain information, and must assist IEED by providing information in support of any National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analyses. II. Request for Comments The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) requests your comments on this collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the respondents. Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB Control Number. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, email address or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. III. Data OMB Control Number: 1076–0174. Title: Energy and Mineral Development Program Grants. Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to apply for an EMDP grant must submit an application that includes certain information. A complete application must contain a current, signed tribal resolution that provides sufficient information to authorize the project and comply with the terms of the grant; a proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; and a detailed budget estimate. The IEED requires this information to ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the goals of the EMDP and purposes for which Congress provides the appropriation. Upon acceptance of an application, a tribe must then submit one—to two—page quarterly progress reports summarizing events, accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. A response is required to obtain a benefit. Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved collection. Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes with Indian land. Number of Respondents: 75 applicants per year; 30 project participants each year. Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per year for progress reports. Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours per progress report. Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,180 hours (3000 for applications and 180 for progress reports). Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Burden: $0. Dated: April 12, 2013. John Ashley, Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources. [FR Doc. 2013–09164 Filed 4–17–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–4M–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLUT980300–L11200000–PH0000–24–1A] Notice of Utah’s Resource Advisory Council Conference Call Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Conference Call Meeting. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[DR.5B813.IA001113]


Renewal of Agency Information Collection for Energy Resource 
Development Program Grants

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of submission to OMB.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the 
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs is seeking comments on the renewal 
of Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the collection of 
information for grants under the Office of Indian Energy and Economic 
Development, Energy and Mineral Development Program, authorized by OMB 
Control Number 1076-0174. This information collection expires April 30, 
2013.

DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before 
May 20, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the information collection to the 
Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior at the Office of 
Management and Budget, by facsimile to (202) 395-5806 or you may send 
an email to: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Please send a copy of your 
comments to Division of Energy and Mineral Development, Dawn Charging, 
Senior Policy Analyst, 13922 Denver West Parkway, Suite 200, Lakewood, 
CO 80401. Email: dawn.charging@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Energy and Mineral 
Development, Dawn Charging, Senior Policy Analyst, 13922 Denver West 
Parkway, Suite 200, Lakewood, CO 80401. Email: dawn.charging@bia.gov, 
or phone: 720-407-0652. You may review the information collection 
request online at http://www.reginfo.gov. Follow the instructions to 
review Department of the Interior collections under review by OMB.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Abstract

    The Energy Policy Act of 2005, 25 U.S.C. 3502(a)(2)(B) authorizes 
the Secretary of the Interior to provide grants to assist Indian tribes 
in the development of energy resources and further the goal of Indian 
self-determination.
    The Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) 
administers and manages the energy resource development grant program 
under the Energy and Minerals Development Program (EMDP). Congress may 
appropriate funds to EMDP on a year-to-year basis. When funding is 
available, IEED may solicit proposals for energy resource development 
projects from Indian tribes and tribal energy resource development 
organizations for use in carrying out projects to promote the 
integration of energy resources, and to process, use or develop those 
energy resources on Indian land. The projects may be in the areas of 
exploration, assessment, development, feasibility, or market studies. 
Indian tribes that would like to apply for an EMDP grant must submit an 
application that includes certain information, and must assist IEED by 
providing information in support of any National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) analyses.

II. Request for Comments

    The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) requests your comments on this 
collection concerning: (a) The necessity of this information collection 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) The accuracy 
of the agency's estimate of the burden (hours and cost) of the 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) Ways we could enhance the quality, utility, 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) Ways we could 
minimize the burden of the collection of the information on the 
respondents.
    Please note that an agency may not conduct or sponsor, and an 
individual need not respond to, a collection of information unless it 
displays a valid OMB Control Number.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review at the location listed in the ADDRESSES section. Before 
including your address, phone number, email address or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 1076-0174.
    Title: Energy and Mineral Development Program Grants.
    Brief Description of Collection: Indian tribes that would like to 
apply for an EMDP grant must submit an application that includes 
certain information. A complete application must contain a current, 
signed tribal resolution that provides sufficient information to 
authorize the project and comply with the terms of the grant; a 
proposal describing the planned activities and deliverable products; 
and a detailed budget estimate. The IEED requires this information to 
ensure that it provides funding only to those projects that meet the 
goals of the EMDP and purposes for which Congress provides the 
appropriation. Upon acceptance of an application, a tribe must then 
submit one--to two--page quarterly progress reports summarizing events, 
accomplishments, problems and/or results in executing the project. A 
response is required to obtain a benefit.
    Type of Review: Extension without change of currently approved 
collection.
    Respondents: Federally recognized Indian tribes with Indian land.
    Number of Respondents: 75 applicants per year; 30 project 
participants each year.
    Frequency of Response: Once per year for applications; 4 times per 
year for progress reports.
    Estimated Time per Response: 40 hours per application; 1.5 hours 
per progress report.
    Estimated Total Annual Hour Burden: 3,180 hours (3000 for 
applications and 180 for progress reports).
    Estimated Total Annual Non-Hour Burden: $0.

    Dated: April 12, 2013.
John Ashley,
Acting Assistant Director for Information Resources.
[FR Doc. 2013-09164 Filed 4-17-13; 8:45 am]
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